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SeaWorld

SeaWorld San Antonio

SHAMU !!!! SeaWorld offers great fun for the whole family. Enjoy Rides, Shows, Animals, Swimming. SeaWorld has it All!! Enjoy going different times out of the year. A favorite time is in the summer months when the blue lagoon is open if you love water rides and wave pools. It's a kids favorite, best thing ever! Also SeaWorld is great place to be in the fall and early spring if you want to avoid the crowds. The weekends are the busiest times. 10500 SeaWorld Dr. 800-700-7786. TIP: Special offer this 2009 Season..Purchase a Single Day Adult Admission and get in free the rest of the year with the FunCard!Click here for more information on SeaWorld San Antonio.

 
 

 

 
 
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

If you love rides, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the place to go!! Ride the famous wooden roller coaster, the Rattler, it's a classic! or try the the Superman Krypton roller coaster!! Fiesta Texas offers several other thrill rides and also a great section for the little kids. Don't forget to cool off in their waterpark which has rides and a wave pool. 17000 I-10 West. 210-697-5050. Click here for more information on Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

 
   

 

 
 
Alamo

Alamo

Coming to San Antonio, then come on by the Alamo! "Remember the Alamo!" Always a must to see the old mission where a lot of history took place. It was the first mission established in San Antonio. The Alamo was originally used as a way station between east Texas and Mexico before it fell in the Battle of the Alamo. Inside see relics and photographs in the Long Barrack Museum. A little of the old west that still is standing. Don't miss out! Located Downtown San Antonio in Alamo Plaza. Click here for more information on the Alamo.

 
 

 

 
 
Riverwalk

San Antonio RiverWalk

The famous San Antonio riverwalk is nestled amongst the riverwalk mall, small tourist shops and great restaurants! Its definitely the place to visit and take beautiful pictures. Come both during the day as well as the night. Enjoy nightclubs and bars off the riverwalk for evening enjoyment. Don't feel like walking, then take a barge tour up and down the river and learn a little more about Old S.A. Click here for more information on the San Antonio RiverWalk.

 
       
 
San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo

Love animals!! Check out our San Antonio Zoo that has more than 3,500 animals! Lions, tigers, bears and Hippos a plenty! Definitely see the new Africa Live section which features a giant aquarium with hippos and african crocodiles. Inside the zoo they have a petting section and a playing section for young kids. Also take the kids on a miniature train ride located just outside the zoo for a 2 mile ride around Brakenridge park. 3903 N. St. Mary's St. 210-734-7184. Click here for more information on San Antonio Zoo.

 
       
 
ripley's Believe it or Not

Ripley's Believe it or Not / Wax Museum

Great fun for the kids and adults! Includes 500 unique and unusual exhibits. The Wax Museum has Hollywood, history and children's famous theme settings! All located across from the Alamo. 301 Alamo Plaza 210-224-9299. Click here fore more information on Ripley's Believe it or Not and Wax Museum

Ripley's Haunted Adventure / Guiness World Records Museum / Tomb Rider 3D

3 things to do all side by side on Alamo Plaza. Enjoy a spooky haunted house with live actors!! Or go to the Guinness World Records Museum and see all kinds of Guinness records on exhibit. Have little ones? Take them to Tomb Rider 3D for a fun adventure ride!! 329 Alamo Plaza. 210-226-2828 Click here for more information on Ripley's Haunted Adventure/Guiness World Records Museum/ Tomb Rider 3D

 
       
 
Market Square "the Mercado"

Market Square "The Mercado"

A Unique Mexico Market feel shopping area that offers tons of mexican culture flair from, music, to food, to things to buy. Visit known restaurants like La Margarita, Pico de Gallo, or the famous Mi Tierras!! Located at 514 W. Commerce. Right by the University of Texas at San Antonio downtown campus. Summer hours (June - August) at Market Square are from 10:00am to 8:00pm. In the winter (September - May), the shops normally close at 6:00pm. Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery is open 24 hours. Click here for more information on the Market Square "the Mercado".

 
       
 
Tower of Americas

Tower of Americas

See all of San Antonio from 750 feet tall tower! Offers 360 view of San Antonio at the observatory deck. The top of the tower also has an elegant revolving restaurant to dine in. Newly added is the Skies Over Texas4-D ride and show!! Great to see!! Located in HemisFair Park downtown. 600 HemisFair Park. 210-223-3101. Click here for more information on the Tower of Americas.

 
       
 
Tower of Americas

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

A 120 year old saloon located downtown S.A. Takes you back to times in the Old west. Check out their collection of horns, fins, and feathers. 520 species of animals, hand crafted Texas cowboy items, and old west firearms. Enjoy a drink while you stroll through the museum and stop by their restaurant afterwards. 318 E. Houston St. 210-247-4000. Click here for more information on the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum website.

 
       
 
Aztec Theatre

Aztec Theatre

The Aztec Theatre brings to you a Texas-sized tribute to country music with the classic country show "San Antonio Rose live." An exciting two-hour live show featuring the best of traditional country, western swing, and gospel music. It's the songs that made you fall in love with country music. Featuring the San Antonio Rose Band comprised of 10 world-class musicians from Nashville, Branson, Austin, and San Antonio. Located off the riverwalk. 201 E. Commerce St., Corner of commerce & N. St. Mary's St. 877-432-9832. Click here for more information on the Aztec Theatre.

 
       
 
Mirror Maze

Mirror Maze

Check out the Mirror Maze! Kids will love the mirror maze, and adults too. It's located downtown San Antonio, across the street from the Alamo.Click here for more information on Mirror Maze.

 
       
   

UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures

The museum that shows and tells the history of cultures in Texas. See special exhibits throughout the year. Note: During June, the Institute of Texan Cultures host the annual Folklife Festival. Enjoy foods, and demonstrations of cultures. During February, the Institute host the annual Asian Festival. Located close to the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio. Click here for more information on the Institute of Texan Cultures.

 
       
   

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort

Fun in the sun! Come to Schlitterbahns for awesome water ride adventures and more!! Waterpark voted "Best in the Nation" ! Just North of San Antonio. New Braunfels, Texas.Open daily during the summer. and weekends in late april, early May, and Early September. 305 W. Austin St. , New Braunfels, Texas. 830-625-2351. Click here for more information on Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort.

 
       
 
ripley's Believe it or Not

Natural Bridge Caverns

Travel through Texas's largest caves! 4 unique cavern adventure tours, a gem panning, climbing tower, butterfly gardens! 75 minute tours 180 feet below are offered daily. Amazing beautiful places to see!! 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. 210-651-6101. Click here for more information on Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Come and explore animals from all over the world!! Enjoy a drive-thru Safari adventure in a great Texas hill country setting natural wildlife logowhere the animals roam freely Home to over 50 species!Purchase bags of food to feed the animals that come up close and don't forget the petting zoo too!! Great place for the kids and animal lovers!! 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. 830-438-7400. Click here for more information on Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

 
       
 
Rivercenter mall

IMAX Theatre RiverCenter

Enjoy 3D movies at the IMAX Theatre. Currently featuring: Mummies 3D: Secrets of the Pharaohs, Alamo the Price of Freedom, Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of Patagonia, Deep Sea 3D, Mystery of the Nile, and Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West. Click here for more information on IMAX Theatre RiverCenter.

 
       
   

Enchanted Springs Ranch

Live and experience the old west here!! Come see a working ranch of Texas longhorns, horses, and buffalo!!! They offer wagon dinner shows and tours of a western movie set that looks like a 1800s town! 242 Hwy. 46 W., Boerne, Texas.25 minutes from San Antonio. 800-640-5917 or 830-249-8222. Click here for more information on Enchanted Springs Ranch Website. ... Oprah's top "Wacky Family Attraction"

 
       
   

La Villita

Visit San Antonio's first village! It has several cute little quaint shops that's architecture comes from Spanish, Mexican, German, French - influence. La Villita the" little village" also has a couple of restaurants to visit too! Located off the riverwalk downtown. 418 Villita St. 210-207-8612. Click here for more information on San Antonio's La Villita.

 
       
 
Witte Museum San Antonio

Witte Museum

A family oriented museum that encourages kids to learn through fun activities. Discover South Texas history, natural science, and technology. Check out the H-E-B Science Treehouse where children can interact and have fun with science. 3801 Broadway St. 210-357-1900. Click here for more information on Witte Museum.

 
       
 
McNay Art Museum

McNay Art Museum

Come see the great works of art by Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, to Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley!! Walk amongst beautiful works of art. The McNay grounds are open to the public from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Free parking is available on site for cars and buses. 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. 210-824-5368. Click here for more information on McNay Art Museum.

 
       
 
San Fernando Cathedral

San Fernando Cathedral

A historical church built back in 1731 by Canary Island families. They started a colony from the request of King Phillip V of Spain. Hours vary. Located at 115 Main Plaza. Downtown. 210-227-1297. Click here for more information on the San Fernando Cathedral.

 
       
 
Museo Alameda Latin Museum

Museo Alameda

A museum that tells and shows the Latino influence in America. Music, paintings, sculptures and more! An affiliate of the smithsonian institute in Washington D.C. Located in the Market Square area downtown also known as The Mercado" . 318 W. Houston St., #200. 210-299-4300. Click here for more information on the Museo Alameda Website.

 
       
 
San Jose Mission

San Antonio Spanish Missions

Five Missions in San Antonio were built along the San Antonio River back in the early 1700s. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. Free admission.

The Alamo (1718) The first and most widely known of these missions was San Antonio de Valero, commonly called the Alamo.

San Jose (1720) Located at 6701 San Jose Dr., Tel. (210) 932-1001 It is the largest mission in San Antonio and was used as a sanctuary and a community area for more than 300 Indians back in the old days. The mission to this day offers a Mariachi Mass on Sundays. The visitor center is located next to Mission San Jose. It has a 20 minute theater show giving the history life of the mission, a book shop and museum.

San Juan (1731) Where the chapel and bell towers are still used. Romaneque structures, and a cool nature trail that leads to the river. Located on 9101 Graf Rd., Tel. (210) 534-0749

Concepcion (1731) this is the best preserved of the Texas missions. Known for its beautiful mission church! Located at 807 Mission Rd. at Felisa St., Tel. (210) 534-1540

Espada (1731) This mission is known for its best preserved acequia (irrigation system) that was used to provide water to the fields. Now it is is used to operate the Espada aqueduct and dam. Located on 10040 Espada Rd., Tel. (210) 627-2021

Other important cultural resources included are the historic Espada Dam and Aqueduct, and the Rancho de las Cabras.

Click here for more information on the San Antonio Spanish Missions.

 
       
 
Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

33 acres of gardens! Beautiful nature around while you take a romantic walk. Also during certain times of the year the Botanical Gardens offer concert series and plays in the garden! Check their website for events. 555 Funston Pl. 210-207-3250. Click here for more information on the Botanical Garden website.

 
       
 
San Antonio Art Museum

San Antonio Art Museum

See exhibits of artifacts from Egypt, the Near East, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, Oceania, Europe, America, and Latin America! A collection that covers 5,000 years of civilizations. 200 W. Jones Ave. 210-978-8100. Click here for more information on the San Antonio Museum of Art.

 
       
   

Spanish Governor's Palace

The Spanish Governor's Palace was the Capitol of Texas until 1821. It was built back in 1718 on Cinco de Mayo when back then the Spanish had possession of Texas. 105 Plaza de Armas. 210-224-0601. Click here for more information on Spanish Governor's Palace website.

 
       
   

Splashtown

Features 6 major water slides, wave pool and place for the little ones! Great place for the kids! On Fridays, they play movies on a huge screen by the wave pool during the evening. Click here for more information on Splashtown.

 
       
   

King William Historic District

It is the oldest historic district in Texas! Several beautiful mansions were built by German merchants back in the late 1800s. Walk up and down Southtown and see art galleries, restaurants, and bed and breakfasts. Pick up a self-guided walking tour from the San Antonio Conservation society. Click here for more information on the King William Historic District website.

 
       
   

Texas Ranger Museum

A museum that honors the world's most reknown law enforcement, the Texas Rangers. 318 E. Houston st. 210-247-4000. Click here for more information on the Texas Ranger Museum website.

 
       
   

Casa Navarro State Historical Park

A historic site that shows the Mexican culture and the heritage of Texas altogether in a house built in 1848. It is the home of Jose Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) who was a member of the Texas legislatures under Mexico, the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas. Today his adobe home is open for tours to view his antiques and copies of his writings, and gift shop. 228 S. Laredo St. 210-226-4801. Open tuesday- Sunday, 9am - 4pm. Click here for more information on Casa Navarro State Historical Park website.

 
       
   

Texas Transportation Museum

Train rides offered every day! Learn about transportation equipment and see several train models. 11731 Wetmore Rd. 210-490-3554. Click here for more information on Texas Transportation Museum website.

 
       
   

Steves Homestead Museum

A museum that displays how people lived in the late 1800s. Guided tours are given to view the beautiful home and history of the family. 509 King William. 210-225-5924. Click here for more information on Steves Homestead Museum.

 
       
   

San Antonio Children's Museum

80 plus exhibits to interact with and have fun! Offers 3 floors of arts and science activities. 305 E. Houston st., 210-212-4453. Click here for more information on San Antonio Children's Museum website.

 
       
   

Kiddie Park

Founded in 1925, it is the oldest children's amusement park in America! Great for kids 10 years and younger! Features water boats, merry go-rounds, airplanes, and a small roller coaster. Located in Brackenridge Park. Free. Open seasonally. 3015 Broadway st., 210-824-4351. Click here for more information on Kiddie Park website.

 
       
 
VFW San Antonio

Ghost Sighting

Looking for ghost in the Alamo City? San Antonio has many ghost stories with some even from the historical Battle of the Alamo. Visit several historical places around San Antonio and try to glimpse a ghost sighting. Click here for more information on San Antonio Ghost Stories and Where to go Ghost Hunting.

 
       
   

Updated: October 7, 2010